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About Waterbessiebos Cottage

Waterbessiebos is a unique, architect-designed, modern timber frame self-catering cottage and is two metres above the ground and surrounded by indigenous bush. Rest assured; the cottage is securely fenced in.

It is equipped with a queen-size bed and a bunk bed, and can sleep three people. The cottage features an open-plan set-up, with a fully equipped kitchen, breakfast nook ample cupboards furnished in Matumi; Kiaat wood. Ideally situated as a honeymoon suite, a romantic or a weekend getaway, but also very centrally located to several interesting tourist spots around Tzaneen.

Offering beautiful views of the bush including Water Berry (Waterbessie, Syzygium Cordatum), Matumi (Mingerhout, Breonadia Salicina), Round-Leaved Teak (Dopperkiaat, Pterocarpus Rotundifolius) and other species and ferns. By just sitting on the deck, it is possible to catch a glimpse of the monkeys or see the occasional bushbuck grazing shyly in the bush. Sightings of smaller animals such as meerkat and guinea fowl are also possible, and at night bush babies, muskeljaatkat, porcupine and civets may make their appearances too. You can also watch several bird species from there. For the romantics, you can take a stroll around the magnificent garden and sit under the age-old Matumi trees next to the meandering stream. The splash pool is set among the trees with surrounding wooden decks and not only provides wonderful refreshing times, but also is a beautiful addition for a romantic sun-downer.

Pre-arranged home cooked meals can be ordered and taken on the deck, in the cottage or at the homestead.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 3
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 29 Reviews


  • Swimming Pool
  • No Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Important Information

Cottage is not available from 7 Dec '09 until 10 Jan '10.

Availability and pricing

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  • Self-Catering Cottage Sleeps 3 Includes: Self-catering Timber frame open plan cottage, with deck.
    from R1070 Room rate
    • Adults

      Reviews for Waterbessiebos Cottage

      29 guest reviews Reviews of

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      Greg Lynch
      18 June 2019

      The setting is as good as it looks and the lack of Cellular service at the cottage (except for basic WhatsApp msg) ensured a peaceful and relaxing expereince.******************************************************Thank you for your kind words, Greg ! Looking forward to see you sometime again. Kind regards, Myra Visser-- Vriendelike groeteMyra Visser0836307692

      Monica Gazzoni
      27 August 2018

      Very nice and peacefully place

      Renita Klopper
      11 February 2018

      Een nag was genoeg want daar is regtig niks om te doen nie. Geen internet, jy is afgesluit van die wereld en dit doen couples goed om net weer met mekaar te kan praat!

      Elma Postma
      14 April 2017

      If you need to experience a moment of stillness in your hectic life, this will give it to you. Close to the main house, but it feels like you're completely alone. Comfortable, beautiful gem close to Tzaneen. Would have loved to stay another night!

      Hannelie Jordaan
      07 April 2017

      Rest with no hustle and bustle.

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      Waterbessiebos Cottage is 4.6km from the centre of Tzaneen , the nearest airport 74.6km (Polokwane Airport).
      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling